Biotech & Pharma

3D-Printed Implant Could Help Cancer Patients Get Right Amount of Drug

A customizable drug implant could help automatically deliver the right amount of drugs over time to cancer patients.

Dan Ferber
November 19, 2018
Engineers Improve Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

Lina Zeldovich
October 22, 2018
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Engineers Improve Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

Lina Zeldovich
October 22, 2018
Novel Delivery of Antibodies Fights HIV

DNA delivered to cells via electrical pulses was first explored for creating new vaccines and is now being tested in the lab to produce disease-fighting proteins.

Melissae Fellet
October 15, 2018
Man-Made Platelets May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Platelet BioGenesis built a device that makes platelets. The process could revolutionize blood transfusions and cancer treatment.

Lina Zeldovich
October 15, 2018
Researchers Learn How to Regenerate Body Tissue with Electric Shocks

A team of researchers at Ohio State University has built a nanochip that successfully reprogrammed skin cells into muscle and nerve cells, which could help to regenerate worn-out heart muscles, damaged nerves, deteriorated retina, or severely burnt skin.

Lina Zeldovich
October 04, 2018
Novel Treatment Offers Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanosponge cloaked in white blood cells that can absorb inflammatory proteins, a new approach to treatment that may help patients better manage rheumatoid arthritis and ease their suffering.

Kayt Sukel
October 01, 2018
Nanoparticles Bring the Cancer Fight Directly to Tumors

Nanoparticles designed with complementary chemical and mechanical forces improve the targeting of tumors with cancer-fighting drugs.

Kayt Sukel
September 17, 2018
WEBINAR: Biomanufacturing of Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Differentiated Progenies in Integrated Bioprocesses

Cell therapy manufacturing is a new discipline where production of adult and pluripotent stem cell types are required for cell therapies. Several hundreds of clinical trials with adult mesenchymal stem cells for therapies such as auto-immune diseases, bone, cartilage repair and stroke are looking promising. For the pluripotent stem cell therapies, retinal pigment epithelial cells, pancreatic islet progenitors and neurons are being applied for treating blindness, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease in early stage clinical trials.

September 10, 2018
Artificial Lungs Could Offer Real Hope to Future Transplant Patients

The first viable prototype of an artificial lung offers new hope for the more than one thousand people awaiting lung transplants across the United States.

Kayt Sukel
September 04, 2018
Barcoded Nanoparticles Could Optimize Drug Delivery

Barcoded nanoparticles deliver nucleic acids to treat cancer, viral infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Melissae Fellet
August 27, 2018
New T-Cell Engineering Process Could Reduce Side Effects

Researchers have improved the ability of cancer-killing T-cells to target pancreatic tumors rather than healthy tissue by engineering the cells to produce more receptors.

Melissae Fellet
August 20, 2018
Blood Stem Cells Grown in Bioreactor May Change Cancer Treatment

For the first time in medical history, a team of researchers has grown and sustained blood stem cells in a bioreactor. The resulting cells could replace painful bone marrow transplants used to produce hematopoietic cells in patients suffering from leukemia and other blood cancers.

Lina Zeldovich
August 13, 2018
Adaptor Cell Could Reverse Fatal Side Effects of CAR T-cell Therapy

Using an intermediate adaptor cell gives clinicians more control over dosage and reverses a potentially fatal side effect of CAR T-cell therapy.

Melissae Fellet
July 20, 2018